Choosing the word to mark
From the lecture, it appears that the words that are “marked” are chosen randomly, and nevertheless you get a reasonable understanding of the article.
How can I know what details are good to put a marker on?
sorry for my english
This is a very complex question. I can provide a good mathematical answer on 15 pages of formulas. Instead I suggest to go for combination of “characteristic” and “unforgettable”. You do need some amount of explanatory data, but it is very hard to remember this data correctly after a week. However if you go for strange details and surprising facts, you will be able to recall these details, and through them all the supporting data.
A good example of “strange” was the name “Ebenezer” – which stands out as it’s very unusual.
Ultimately, though, remember that at the speed you’ll be reading, it’s not a matter of carefully choosing markers – you’ll be going so fast that only meaningful words will crop up. Obviously you’re not going to set markers for most adjectives or adverbs, but generally nouns (especially proper nouns) and verbs. At least this is what I find to be true in my own reading.
How many words to mark
Ok, I understand, so in this stage i should try just to improve my “marking skills”, and then in the next lectures this will be linked with understanding articles?
You should keep high level of understanding. I suggest to use more markers than you actually need and then reduce the number of markers. When I was training there was a stage when I memorized the whole text using per-word markers. This is definitely not a must, but if you want you can choose to train your “marking skills” this way.
How may I link the words I choose
I’m really struggling in choosing markers, I don’t have a clue what words to chose. I’ve placed a link below to an article, it’s format is one that is very similar to articles I read often; as in it contains images, tables, code alongside long bodies of text.
Also could you tell me how I would recall all of the markers and when to recall them. Do you form short stories out of the words you’ve chosen? Or something else?
I am reading very similar articles all the time. First I prioritize information: not all the numbers in all the tables is meaningful. Then I use a sort of mindmapping technique where I transform the article into mental “minisite”, each “page” consisting of very small amount of information [a paragraph and an image/graph/table]. Finally I try to remember each “page” and links between the “pages”. In this scenario I have per-page markers, per-link markers, and per-idea markers within each “page”.
Is there a speed-marking method?
I’ve trained my marking skills, and I think I’ve accomplished a pretty good level. I’m in lecture 18 now and although I feel confident with my marking, it’s slow, how can I improve my speed marking?
In other hand, i didn’t quite get how to remove subvocalization.
Subvocalization will go away when you work on reading in Saccades, and push yourself faster and faster and faster. If you are using true saccades, you’ll break through the “Sound barrier” pretty quickly, and comprehension will immediately drop to nearly nothing. From there, you want to work on building up comprehension, NOT slowing down. Make sense?
I understand, so I keep practicing with saccades and comprehension will come along, right?
But I still don’t understand something, when using saccades, it’s like I don’t achieve in creating markers, it’s too fast, any advice?
You create markers per-idea and not per word or phoneme. This way you need much less markers per paragraph. If you create around 5 markers per second your reading speed can be as high as 2000wpm. Now you need to practice subvocalization suppression in parallel to improving marker creation speed. Within 2 weeks you should be able to create at least 1 or 2 markers per second. Also you will be able to double your reading speed if you practice subvocalization suppression at the right speed at least an hour a day.